The Northern Knights got the 2019 interpro series up and running with an emphatic display against the NW Warriors, recording an 117-run win (DLS).

Following Tuesday's abandonment, there was further frustration with a 3-hour delay to allow the pitch to dry out, reducing the contest to a 40-over per side affair.

Warriors won the toss and opted to bowl first, with Craig Young vindicating skipper Andy McBrine's decision by dismissing James McCollum in the first over.

There was to be yet another delay when a sightscreen came loose in the strong cross-winds which meant a 20-minute stoppage and the game was reduced to a 36 overs match.

Stuart Thompson trapped James Shannon shortly after the restart and the Warriors were in the ascendancy at 24 for 2.

The Knights rebuilt their innings with the CSNI duo of Marc Ellison and Knights skipper Gary Wilson playing sensibly, running quick singles while dispatching anything loose.

Unfortunately for the Warriors attack they got their lengths wrong and Ellison in particular dealt severely with their continued short-ball policy.

The former New Zealand U19 international made his top List-A score of 87 from 91 balls (12 fours, 2 sixes) as he and Wilson (40) shared a third wicket stand of 125 in 129 deliveries.

That laid the perfect platform for the Knights to really press the accelerator and Mark Adair needed no second invitation. 116 runs were plundered in the last 9 overs as he thumped 6 sixes and a four in his 15-ball 44 before being well caught on the boundary.

There was to be no respite though for the beleaguered Warriors attack, as 76 came in the last 26 balls, with Harry Tector making an unbeaten 36 from only 14 deliveries, adding 56 for the 7th wicket with Neil Rock (17*) in 19 balls.

The Warriors international quartet of seam bowlers suffered severe punishment, although Stuart Thompson (4-55) had the consolation of his best List-A return.

Adair then turned destroyer-in-chief with the ball, striking three early blows as David Rankin, Aaron Gillespie and Thompson fell cheaply.

Harry Tector claimed the big scalp of Ireland captain William Porterfield as the innings quickly disintegrated.

Graeme McCarter and James Cameron-Dow each took a wicket apiece, while Tector claimed three more as the Warriors slumped to 78 for 9.

Andy Britton hit 3 sixes in an unbeaten 36, adding 69 in 9 overs with Craig Young (27) to give the innings some respectability, but Tector ended the resistance to finish with a five-wicket haul as the Knights closed out a 117-run win.

The Knights are back in action on Thursday when they take on defending champions Leinster Lightning.

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